Gartner: Microsoft Windows Vista slips again to June 2007

“Microsoft Corp.’s long-awaited release of the upgrade to its flagship Windows operating system will likely be delayed again by at least three months, research group Gartner Inc. said on Tuesday,’ Reuters reports. “The research note, released to clients on Monday, said the new Windows Vista operating system is too complex to be able to meet Microsoft’s targeted November release for volume license customers and January launch for retail consumers.”

“Gartner targets a Windows Vista release in the April-June quarter of 2007, nine to 12 months after Microsoft conducts a second major test, or ‘beta,’ release for Vista during the current quarter. ‘Microsoft still wants to get it out as soon as possible, but slipping from January to March is nowhere near as bad as slipping from shipping before the holidays to after the holidays,’ a group of Gartner analysts wrote in the report,” Reuters reports. “A Microsoft spokeswoman said the company disagreed with the Gartner report and it was still on track to meet its launch dates.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Long-awaited? By whom, exactly, besides the Windows box assemblers? Is anybody else really waiting with bated breath for Windows XP SP3 with Microsoft’s twisted idea of what they think Mac OS X’s UI looks like? This is no longer just a “train wreck.” This is two freight trains in a head-on collision sandwiching a school bus next to a seaway while an out-of-control ocean liner plows over all three as jet planes continually dive bomb into the carnage. All the while, a strange, bald, fat monkey boy blissfully dances nearby as it all burns. Look up “implosion” and you get a satellite photo of Microsoft’s campus in Redmond, WA.

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86 Comments

  1. It looks like the Windows dorks won’t be running Vista on their new Intel Macs. A Mac is a fabulous machine but that doesn’t mean it can run vaporware.

    Give ’em the death blow Apple!

  2. What if Leonard gets out first, then Vista copies the best parts? Won’t that hurt Apple? Maybe this latest delay is just good stratergy to put us away once and for all.

    Something to think about.

  3. Regardless of when it ships, Vista adoption will likely surpass the entire installed base of OS X in a matter of months.
    So you’re just ignorant to point and laugh at something that will easily defeat you from the perspective of both marketshare and revenue.

    ..and no, I don’t care why.

  4. ‘What if’ I thought about it and then laughed a fair bit. I can only say that do you seriously think a company that cant build something in 5 years (copied bits and all) could seriously do much in a few months?

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